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Friday, October 04, 2013


Goooood morning, and welcome to the official cover reveal for The Truth Against the World, my next YA novel, due out in June of 2014! Whee! Raise your glass or coffee mug or whatever you happen to be imbibing at this hour, and take a gander at this:

(C) Flux Books, 2013. Don't steal it!

I honestly could not be more excited, considering I had no preconceived notions about the cover design this time around. ALL three of my covers have been awesome. I'm thrilled. I keep looking at that fake old-crinkly-paper look around the edges and ooh-ing and aah-ing. In fact, I've learned a lot about graphic design just from my own book covers.

Anyway, because I'm all excited and jumping up and down about it, I am holding a giveaway so I can share the love. The details:
  • The entry period is NOW, today, Friday, October 4th, through two weeks from now, Friday, October 18th.
  • The requirements: leave me a comment (A REAL ONE, PLEASE) on this post, letting me know one of your favorite slogans or sayings. (Why a saying? The title of my book comes from the slogan of Wales' Gorsedd of Bards, and there are some cool Welsh proverbs scattered throughout the book.) One entry per person, please. I reserve the right to deem any entries ineligible: e.g. if they are not real actual people, if they are duplicates, or if they are evil trolls. Like Google says: Don't be evil.
  • There will be Three Prizes, awarded by random drawing at the end of the contest period: one signed copy of The Latte Rebellion, one signed copy of Underneath, and one Latte Rebellion coffee mug.
  • OK: go!


Anonymous said...

If you love something, set it free.
If it comes back to you, it's yours.
If it doesn't, it never was.

Congrats on your new book + cover!

berkeleyoverdrive said...

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
— Scott Adams

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tanita✿davis said...

Best. Cover. Ever.
I'm so completely ineligible for the giveaway, but HOLY COW, Sarah.

Go, Design Team, Go!

Charlotte said...

That is one awesome cover. I look at it and want to read it!!!! congratulations.

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

There are two types of ships - submarines and targets.


(What about non-evil trolls?)

Sarah Stevenson said...

Thanks, y'all! I love these! Non-evil trolls may get a pass. I'll have to evaluate on a case-by-case basis. :)

Pat Kahn's Childsplay said...

If you truly want your "ship to come in," don't wait on shore expecting it to steam in past the breakwater and onto the beach. Risk everything, jump in the water and swim out to meet it.

mona said...

"Gwlad heb iaith, gwlad heb genedl," wrth gwrs!

Rivkah said...

WOW I want to read this book! The cover is haunting and beautiful! Looks like Wales...

hm. Favorite slogan or saying -

There are more things in heaven and earth, {Horatio,}
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- Hamlet (1.5.166-7)

Unknown said...

dyfal donc a dyr y garreg

The phrase translates into English as 'It's a steady tapping that breaks the stone', or
if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Sarah Stevenson said...

These are all fantastic! Thanks!

Heidi said...

-- life exists -- and identity -- the powerful play goes on -- and you may contribute a verse

- Walt Whitman

And congratulations on your book and the great cover! I can't wait to read it!

Sarah Stevenson said...

Thanks, all, for your entries!! The contest is now officially closed.

I will do the random drawing this weekend and announce the winner, along with a collection of the great sayings you all sent me (which I loved!). :)